Mudcat Café message #3014449 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132413   Message #3014449
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-Oct-10 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: October+ fall declutter & accountability
Subject: RE: BS: October+ fall declutter & accountability
What do you do to clean a French drain? I thought about one for my yard, until we finally figured the culprit in the water on the living room floor was an incorrectly mounted gutter over the back door. Funneling it into the chimney cracks instead of away from the house.

Laundry is also in here. Seems a shame, with such a new high-tech machine to only use it a couple of loads of laundry a week. That will vary, if anyone comes home for the summer or long breaks from school.

I'm about at the end of the first 2 weeks of this diet; the plan has you to shift over to a more varied but still low-carb dining for a couple of weeks. You can still lose weight on the maintenance part of the plan, but usually not as much. I've put a chicken to thaw in a tub in the sink and have a beautiful acorn squash to fix tonight. I'll add back some whole grains and more things like sweet potatoes and squash for the next couple of weeks. And I'll have some granola for breakfast.

The garden is producing some things big time, so I'll slice and freeze some peppers this afternoon. I need to also process more basil. Today what I pick will be trimmed (seed shoots) and hung to dry. I've frozen some of the leaves also. The garden needs weeding, but the hands have been tender. So far the things I've been testing haven't produced any positive results. It comes and goes, the sore cracks on my fingertips. It's a real pain, in more ways than one. Yes, I wear gloves of one sort or another.

Household-wise, it's coasting until payday. I have, however assembled a small stack of coupons that are worth using soon. I have one for a complimentary oil change that must be used this week. Since the August trip added 3,000 miles I'm ready for another oil change. The other coupons will only get used if I can manage real savings in using them (they take percentages off of purchases in places that are already less expensive than big box grocery stores).